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Woman Charged with Murder in Woodward Crash in Detroit

Woodward AvenueA 51-year-old Detroit woman faces nine charges, including second-degree murder and fleeing police, in connection with a fatal crash that killed a 72-year-old man last month, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Kellie Nichole Stock, also known as Nicole Leigh Hetfield, is accused of being intoxicated and driving recklessly when she hit a pickup truck driven by Bennie Sims of Detroit, prosecutors said in a news release.

The crash happened the afternoon of March 20 on Woodward near State Fair in Detroit. Prosecutors said Stock fled from police, who witnessed the crash.

In addition to the murder charge, she faces reckless driving causing death, operating while intoxicated causing death, operating while license is suspended revoked or denied causing death, first-degree fleeing the police, second-degree fleeing the police, reckless driving causing serious impairment of a body function, operating while intoxicated causing serious injury, operating while license is suspended revoked or denied causing serious injury.

Stock and her 32-year-old passenger suffered injuries and were transported to the hospital. Stock does not face any charges in connection with human trafficking and the press release does not mention any alleged involvement.

She was arraigned Monday in the hospital and will be held in jail without bond when she is released, prosecutors said.

The court entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.

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